Comparison of HTML editors

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The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of HTML editors.

This article is not all-inclusive or necessarily up-to-date. Please see the individual products' articles for further information, and Comparison of text editors for information on text editors, many of which have features to assist with writing HTML.

Contents

General information

Editor Version Creator Cost (USD) Software license Website
Amaya 11.3.1 (December 9, 2009) W3C, INRIA Free W3C [1]
Aptana 2.0.2 (November 1, 2009) Aptana Free APL/GPL [2]
BestAddress HTML Editor 2009 (15.0) Multimedia Australia Non-free US $54.95 Template:Proprietary [3]
Arachnophilia 5.4.2411 (October 26,2009) Paul Lutus Free Template:Proprietary [4]
Bluefish 1.0.7/2.0.0-rc1

(October 30, 2006/December 23, 2009)

Bluefish Free GPL [5]
Template:Rh2 | Claris Homepage (Discontinued) 3.0 (1998) Claris Non-free ? Template:Proprietary ?
CoffeeCup HTML Editor 20089 (August 24, 2009) CoffeeCup Software Non-free US $49 Template:Proprietary [6]
Contribute CS4 (6) Adobe Systems (formerly Macromedia) Non-free US $149 Template:Proprietary [7]
Dreamweaver CS4 (10.0) Adobe Systems (formerly Macromedia) Non-free US $399 Template:Proprietary [8]
Evrsoft First Page 2006 Evrsoft Non-free US $59.95 Template:Proprietary [9]
Freeway 5.4.2 (November 2009) SoftPress Non-free US $79(express)/$249(pro) Template:Proprietary [10]
Template:Rh2 | GoLive (Discontinued) 9.0 (June 1, 2007) Adobe Systems (formerly GoLive Systems) Non-free US $399 Template:Proprietary [11]
HTML-Kit 292 Chami.com Free ($79 optional registration) Template:Proprietary [12]
KompoZer 0.7.10/0.8b1 (Qugust 30, 2007/ October 12, 2009) Kaze Free MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 [13]
Microsoft Expression Web 3.0.1762.0 (July 20, 2009) Microsoft Non-free US $149 Template:Proprietary [14]
Template:Rh2 | Microsoft FrontPage (Discontinued) 2003 (October 21, 2003) Microsoft Non-free US $199 Template:Proprietary [15]
Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007 (December 4, 2006) Microsoft Free Template:Proprietary [16]
Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Microsoft Free Template:Proprietary [17]
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla Composer (Discontinued) 1.7.13 (April 21, 2006) Mozilla Foundation Free MPL/GPL/LGPL [18]
Template:Rh2 | Nvu (Discontinued) 1.0 (June 28, 2005) Daniel Glazman Free MPL/GPL/LGPL [19]
Girasol Editor 1.3 PsiqueWare Free GNU [20]
OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 (August 31, 2009) Sun Microsystems Free GPL [21]
Quanta Plus 3.5.9 (February 20, 2008) The Quanta Team Free GPL [22]
RapidWeaver 4.3.1 (November 18, 2009) Realmac Software Non-free US $79 Template:Proprietary [23]
SeaMonkey Composer 2.0.2 (January 11, 2010) SeaMonkey Council Free MPL/GPL/LGPL [24]
Editor Version Creator Cost (USD) Software license Website

Operating system support

Editor Windows Mac OS X Mac OS 9 Linux BSD Unix
Amaya Yes Yes No Yes source only source only
Aptana Yes Yes No Yes No No
Arachnophilia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BestAddress HTML Editor Yes No No No No No
Bluefish Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Claris Homepage Template:Terminated (3.0) No Template:Terminated (3.0) No No No
CoffeeCup HTML Editor Yes No No No No No
Contribute Yes Yes No No No No
Dreamweaver Yes Yes Dropped Partial (Wine) No No
Evrsoft First Page Yes No No No No No
Freeway No Yes Dropped No No No
Template:Rh2 | GoLive Template:Terminated (9.0) Template:Terminated (9.0) Dropped (6.0) No No No
HTML-Kit Yes No No No No No
KompoZer [1] Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Microsoft Expression Web Yes No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Microsoft FrontPage Template:Terminated (2003) No Dropped (1998)[2] No No No
Microsoft SharePoint Designer Yes No No No No No
Microsoft Visual Web Developer Yes No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | Mozilla Composer Template:Terminated (1.7.13) Template:Terminated (1.7.13) Dropped (1.2.1) Template:Terminated (1.7.13) Template:Terminated (1.7.13) Template:Terminated (1.7.13)
Template:Rh2 | Nvu [3] Template:Terminated (1.0) Template:Terminated (1.0) No Template:Terminated (1.0) Template:Terminated (1.0) No
Girasol Editor Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
OpenOffice.org Yes Yes No Yes source only source only
Quanta Gold Yes Yes No Yes No No
Quanta Plus No No No Yes Yes Yes
RapidWeaver No Yes No No No No
SeaMonkey Composer Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Editor Windows Mac OS X Mac OS 9 Linux BSD Unix

Editor features

Editor WYSIWYG FTP Upload WebDAV Upload Server-side scripting Shared editing Spell checking Templates Templates Update Sync Page Preview form handler
Amaya Yes No Yes No No Yes Partial[4] No ?
Aptana No Yes ? Yes (via plugins) Yes No Some (i.e. Snippets) ? Yes
Arachnophilia No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
BestAddress HTML Editor Yes Yes ? No No Yes Yes ? Yes
Bluefish No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Template:Rh2 | Claris Homepage Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes
CoffeeCup HTML Editor Yes Yes ? No No Yes Yes ? Yes
Dreamweaver Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evrsoft First Page No Yes ? Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes
Freeway Yes Yes ? Yes No Yes Yes ? ?
Girasol Editor Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Template:Rh2 | GoLive Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes
HTML-Kit Yes Yes ? Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes
KompoZer Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes
Microsoft Expression Web Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes
Template:Rh2 | Microsoft FrontPage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes
Microsoft SharePoint Designer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes
Microsoft Visual Web Developer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes
Template:Rh2 | Nvu Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes
OpenOffice.org Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes
Quanta Plus Yes Yes No (cvs instead) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RapidWeaver Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes
SeaMonkey Composer Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No ?
Editor WYSIWYG FTP Upload WebDAV Upload Server-side scripting Shared editing Spell checking Templates Templates Update Sync Page Preview

Web technology support

Editor CSS2 Frames Java JavaScript XSLT XHTML Template:Refun MathML XForms RSS Atom XPath
Amaya[5] Partial No No No No Yes Yes No No No ?
Aptana Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No
Arachnophilia ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
BestAddress HTML Editor Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No No
Bluefish ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Template:Rh2 | Claris Homepage Partial Yes No Yes No No No No No No No
CoffeeCup HTML Editor Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No
Dreamweaver Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial ? Yes ? Yes
Evrsoft First Page Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Freeway Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Template:Rh2 | GoLive Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No
HTML-Kit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
KompoZer Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No
Microsoft Expression Web Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Microsoft FrontPage Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Microsoft SharePoint Designer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Visual Web Developer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | Nvu Yes No No Yes No Yes No No No No No
OpenOffice.org Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Quanta Plus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes
RapidWeaver Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No
SeaMonkey Composer Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No No ?
Editor CSS2 Frames Java JavaScript XSLT XHTML Template:Refun MathML XForms RSS Atom XPath

Image format support

Editor JPEG GIF PNG MNG APNG TIFF SVG
Amaya Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes
Aptana Yes Yes Yes No (coming soon) ? Yes Depends
Arachnophilia ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
BestAddress HTML Editor Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes No
Bluefish ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Template:Rh2 | Claris Homepage Yes Yes No No ? No No
CoffeeCup HTML Editor Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes No
Dreamweaver Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes No
Evrsoft First Page Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes No
Freeway Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes No
Girasol Editor Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes Yes
Template:Rh2 | GoLive Yes Yes Yes No ? No Yes
KompoZer Yes Yes Yes No ? No No
Microsoft Expression Web Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes No
Template:Rh2 | Microsoft FrontPage[6] Yes Yes Yes Depends ? Yes? Depends
Microsoft SharePoint Designer Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes No
Microsoft Visual Web Developer Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes No
Template:Rh2 | Nvu Yes Yes Yes No ? No No
Quanta Plus Yes Yes Yes No (next version) ? Yes Yes
RapidWeaver Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes No
SeaMonkey Composer Yes Yes Yes No ? No No
Editor JPEG GIF PNG MNG APNG TIFF SVG

References

  1. Nvu/Kompozer can be built successfully on any platform with the Netscape Portable Runtime.
  2. "Frequently Asked Questions About FrontPage". Microsoft. http://www.microsoft.com/office/previous/frontpage/2002faq.asp. Retrieved 2006-12-12. 
  3. Nvu can be built successfully on any platform with the Netscape Portable Runtime.
  4. Amaya homepage on templates
  5. not Unicode-savvy
  6. Actual amount of supported formats depend on installed converter. FrontPage uses Microsoft Office converters.

See also

Template:HTML editors

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